Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2019: $16,447.00
Projected End Date: 08/31/2021
Grant Recipient: University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
A cover crop is a plant species that is grown between cash crops primarily to provide cropping system services rather than to produce a harvestable product. Benefits provided by cover crops include soil health improvement, soil conserva-tion, nutrient release and capture, and weed suppression. However, li ke any management practice, cover crops also have challenges and limitations. This pub-lication is intended to provide an overview of cover crop use in Kentucky and the challenges and benefits of this practice.
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
This product is associated with the project "Investigating the Effects of Grass-legume Winter Cover Crop Mixtures on Soil Nitrogen Supply in Rolling Agricultural Landscapes"